Winthrop uses deep bench to beat Radford 70-54

The Associated PressJanuary 6, 2012

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) Matt Morgan came off the bench to score 14 points and lead four Winthrop players in double figures as the Eagles defeated Radford 70-54 Thursday night in a Big South Conference game.

Andre Jones added 11 points, Joab Jerome had 10 off the bench and George Valentine had 10 points and 12 rebounds for Winthrop (5-10, 2-2), which outshot Radford 56.9 percent (29 of 51) to 32.7 percent (17 of 52).

R.J. Price scored 19 to lead the Highlanders (3-14, 0-5), who have lost 13 in a row and came in shooting 35.7 percent from the field for the season, 336th out of 338 Division I teams.

Winthrop's bench outscored Radford's 32-8 and the Eagles scored 42 points in the paint to just 12 for the Highlanders. Winthrop had a 38-22 rebounding advantage.

Morgan had six points in a 10-0 run that stretched Radford's lead to 48-33 with 12:15 remaining.